Posts tagged: "pictorial quilts"

  1. Paper-piecing palooza! Pictorial blocks, precise results (+ sale)

    Posted by on June 27, 2016

    Most of the quilters I know fall into two categories when it comes to paper-foundation piecing. They either love it or they don’t. And if they don’t love paper piecing, they’re convinced they never will. Personally, I’ll paper piece whenever it’s going to give me the results I’m looking for. The great thing about foundation […]

  2. A sew-in-an-afternoon project for lovebirds

    Posted by on February 5, 2016

    Valentine’s Day is coming up fast (didn’t we just count down to the New Year yesterday?)! If your plan was to sew up something special but you think you’ve run out of time, I have good news. There really is still time to stitch up something cute for that special someone. This Lovebirds quilt from […]

  3. Got fabric? Indulge your art quilter (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 21, 2015

    Art quilts! We ogle them at quilt shows and many of us dream of making one of our own someday. Now, I happen to think that all quilters are artists! But for the purposes of this particular post, we’re going to refer to pictorial and nontraditionally pieced quilts as “art quilts.” Perhaps you’ve been thinking […]

  4. Sew with Pat Sloan: new QAL is underway!

    Posted by on July 30, 2015

    Yoo-hoo! Guess who’s got some big news? Who’s hiding behind that lovely “Farmer’s Market” quilt? Why, it’s bestselling author Pat Sloan—and she’s inviting YOU to join her for some summer quilting fun! Ready to make this “Farmer’s Market” quilt and make some new online quilting friends in the process? Pat makes it easy to join […]

  5. Reasons to try paper piecing right now

    Posted by on May 18, 2015

    In a recent post about the new book of paper-pieced quilt patterns, Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, we asked Stitch This! readers to describe your level of paper-piecing prowess. More than 1000 of you enthusiastically responded (thank you!), and your comments told us that while many of you are paper-piecing fans, others haven’t yet caught […]

  6. There’s no place like home: house quilt patterns

    Posted by on February 18, 2015

    Childhood home, first home, dream home. Large or small, clapboard or brick, Colonial, contemporary, or high-rise condo: homes come in many shapes and sizes and so do the memories and emotions attached to them. Maybe that’s why the iconic house quilt is so beloved among quilters: it reminds us of home. “Village Square” from Fig […]

  7. Bowl, plate, cup, saucer: quilts for the kitchen (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on January 14, 2015

    Dishes! Aren’t they fun to collect? Chances are that you or someone you know loves to collect dishware. Wouldn’t it be great to make something for the kitchen or dining room to match? We have a new book that can help! Flashback to October of 2001: I had been working at Martingale for only a […]

  8. Make 2015 the year of the art quilt

    Posted by on December 22, 2014

    Welcome, Holiday Blog Blitz visitors! See our contribution to SewCalGal’s holiday-recipe blog hop at the bottom of this post—a decadent dessert from the book Coffee-Time Quilts. Enjoy! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. It’s not that I haven’t tried, but despite my best intentions, my enthusiasm begins to wane by the middle of […]

  9. Look outside! Let spring inspire your next quilt (+ sale!)

    Posted by on March 24, 2014

    March 20th has come and gone, and you know what that means. It’s 100% official: spring is here! Time to step outside, breathe in fresh air, and marvel at nature’s new zest for life. Nature has inspired crafters, artisans, and artists around the world for—well, as long as the world has been around—and quilters are […]

  10. Quilting through 2014, season by season (+ sale)

    Posted by on December 30, 2013

    Left: “Love Blooms” by Heather Mulder Peterson, from the eBook Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures—only $11.99 through January 5. Choices about making a quilt often depend on the inspiration at hand. And there’s arguably nothing that inspires quilters more than the seasons. Each season holds its own magic. Though they feature transformations we’ve witnessed time […]